Thursday, September 12, 2013

FOOD BLOTTER: Cheesecake, beer events and ice cream for I-522

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM

click to enlarge Jerry Greenfield poses for pictures with staff at the River Park Square Ben & Jerry's. - LISA WAANANEN
  • Lisa Waananen
  • Jerry Greenfield poses for pictures with staff at the River Park Square Ben & Jerry's.

Jerry Greenfield, of Ben & Jerry’s fame, was at River Park Square on Monday to give away free ice cream in support of I-522, the Washington state ballot iniative that would require labeling of GMOs. The Vermont-based ice cream company has pledged to use all non-GMO ingredients by the end of 2014.

This week’s Entree newsletter has exciting news about the return of Spokane Cheesecakes, as well as the new South Hill Pita Pit. (Sign up for the newsletter here.)

This week’s issue has a feature about the community gardening work of Project Hope Spokane, which is holding its annual fundraiser on Saturday.

Also Saturday is the Ales for the Trail fundraiser, which features a full lineup of local breweries, as well as Hopped Up on Art, Music and Beer, a gathering of artists and musicians at Hopped Up Brewing in Spokane Valley that naturally features an extensive beer selection.

Missing your favorite table at the old Geno’s? Tables, chairs, plates, glasses and other assorted items are being sold tomorrow at 10 am.

It’s pretty much impossible to make a list of hip coffee roasters these days without a mention of Doma.

South Hill coffee shop Revel 77 got broken into last night, but it didn’t slow down business. Thieves took the cash and a Baratza Preciso Grinder.

No-Li is continuing its plan for massive growth with some nice-looking new equipment.

We mentioned the new Waddell’s location a while back — it looks like things are coming along, because the Cedar Crossing restaurant is on the liquor license application list this week.

Sammy’s Rustics, a new specialty wine, woodwork and art shop, is opening soon near River Park Square.

The Spokesman had a trend story about Korean cuisine showing up on the menus of nonethnic restaurants, and around the Inlander offices we’ll take just about any excuse to mention the tofu banh mi at Stella’s.

Read previous food news here.

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